Welcome to the October edition of the Community Care NewsDigest.
In another busy month for the sector it has been announced that the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has been extended by six months to take further evidence, while NDIS providers will have received a link to the National Provider Survey designed to measure levels of confidence with the NDIS and satisfaction with the NDIA.
In response to research on increasing rates of dementia, the Federal Government has announced a substantial 10-year funding commitment to The Ageing, Aged Care and Dementia Mission and the National Dementia Support Program.
Aged care providers must ensure all grandfathered clients’ data is submitted to the Aged Care Provider Portal by Wednesday 23 October.
From October 2019, participants will now receive funding for assistance with continence, respiratory care, nutrition, podiatry, dysphagia, podiatry and epilepsy.
Local Area NDIS Coordinators, planners and registered providers will be notified by email of updates to support coordination services requests via the myplace provider portal. These changes are designed to improve Local Area NDIS Coordinators, planners and registered providers deliver services more efficiently.
From Sunday 13 through to Saturday 19 October National Carers Week will celebrate the contributions of unpaid carers through a range of events being held across the region, and on Monday 28 October the City of Parramatta is hosting a one-day workshop build the understanding of Change the Story to prevent violence against women in Australia.
ACON is currently working with a number of stakeholders, including Western Sydney Community Forum, to identify the needs of LGBTQ people living in Western Sydney and build resilience and community support.
In WSCF news, enrollments are now open for Generation CommunitY, a leadership program designed for people under 35 on the pathway to, or currently occupying management positions. And a reminder to register for the November Leaders’ Mixer where you can hear from our special guest, the recently appointed Ageing and Disability Commissioner, Mr. Robert Fitzgerald AM. WSCF is pleased to announce it now has recently opened a newly renovated and equipped meeting room for hire in Parramatta.
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